Rugged line offers contractors fuel-efficient, environmentally friendly towable power options
Online PR News – 11-February-2014 – Kohler, WI – Kohler Power Systems debuts its new line of mobile generators at The Rental Show in Orlando, Fla., on Feb. 9-12, 2014. The new line offers customers more choice in terms of power output and customization, allowing Kohler distributors to tailor a solution to suit customer requirements and price point. Kohler’s new mobile generator line also includes a propane-powered mobile generator with on-board fuel storage capacity.
Kohler’s entire range of the new line will include 11 diesel gensets ranging from 35 kVA to 680 kVA and four liquid-propane gensets ranging from 30 kVA to 125 kVA (with two on display at The Rental Show). Engineered to provide reliable power in any situation, Kohler’s mobile diesel generators are Tier 4 Final-compliant featuring the KOHLER KDI engine (35 to 70 kVA models). The propane-fueled gensets will reduce users’ fuel costs by 15 to 20 percent.*
"Kohler Power System products are engineered to exceed standard expectations, and our new line of mobile generators offers users a tough, reliable power source in any circumstance," said Steve Zielke, Kohler Power Systems marketing manager. "Making sure each customer has the right equipment is important, and we pride ourselves on our ability to understand customer needs and guide them through their power support specification process. Our new line of mobile generators offers users a choice of fuel, a wide range of engine sizes, and custom receptacle connectors, fuel tanks and paint or decal packages. With Kohler’s new line of mobile generators, customers get a trusted power source they know will work for a long time in all environments."
*Fuel cost savings are compared to diesel fuel. Savings based on a price of $3.95/gal for diesel and $1.70/gal for LP, as published in December 2013 by the U.S. Energy Information Administration.
Kohler will execute a staggered release of 15 nodes from February through June 2015. The four propane-fueled models are eligible for incentives of $1000-$8500 from the Propane Education & Research Council (PERC), making a move to efficient, environmentally friendly propane very attractive.
"Propane continues to be more widely recognized as an efficient, low-carbon, alternative fuel for residential and commercial applications, commercial mowing, and fueling engines," said Tucker Perkins, PERC’s chief business development officer. "Now, with Kohler’s new product line, construction professionals will have the option to rent or purchase durable, propane-fueled portable generators that offer reliable performance while producing fewer emissions. And, thanks to the valuable incentives available from PERC, it’s more affordable for contractors to integrate this type of greener, more sustainable equipment into their daily operations."
Kohler is showcasing two mobile models at The Rental Show: the 45REOZT4 (45 kVA) diesel-powered genset, which is Tier 4 Final-compliant and ideally sized for rental companies. It features the KOHLER KDI (Kohler Direct Injection) 2.4L diesel engine that does not require a diesel particulate filter, which means it produces EPA-compliant power in a smaller space. It can be mounted to a standard wheeled trailer with an electric braking system or fitted on a drag-able field skid when mobility is not a concern. Upon release, all diesel models will have tanks built for 24-hour run times, a two-way valve to easily transition to external fuel tanks, and a voltage selector switch option (three-voltage-position switch for models up to 485 kVA, two positions for the 680 kVA model). All mobile generators also include the KOHLER Decision-Maker 3500® digital controller, which enables easy paralleling of two generators.
Also at the Kohler booth is the 125REZGT, an innovative propane-fueled mobile generator with an on-board LP tank. Users working in areas without an LP gas supply can opt for the on-board tank and then switch to an on-site supply when working in areas with an LP gas connection. The on-board LP tank is built for a 24-hour run time while connection to an external LP or natural gas supply offers extended usage. In addition to being cheaper than diesel, LP gas burns cleaner so these Kohler mobile generators produce fewer toxins and less smog-producing carbon monoxide, and will flash to vapor at atmospheric pressure, which reduces the risk of accidents from fuel spills. These mobile gensets can also be customized with optional add-ons like cam-locks and a voltage selector switch.
For the new KOHLER mobile generators, servicing is easier thanks to the company’s patent-pending enclosure, which offers straightforward access to all parts without disconnecting any wires or parts. In addition, KOHLER mobile generators include a fluid containment system to collect any leaking engine fluids to ease use and repair. All KOHLER generators come with a standard three-year warranty managed through a service network of more than 10,000 dealers across the United States dedicated to meeting the needs of commercial and residential customers.
For more information, visit www.kohlerpower.com.
About Kohler Power Systems
Kohler Power Systems is a division of Kohler Co. and provides complete power systems, including generators (portable, residential, industrial, and marine), automatic transfer switches, switchgear, monitoring controls, and accessories for emergency, prime power and energy-management applications. Kohler Power Systems has delivered energy solutions for markets worldwide since 1920.
About Kohler Co.
Founded in 1873 and headquartered in Kohler, Wis., Kohler Co. is one of America’s oldest and largest privately held companies comprised of more than 30,000 associates. With more than 50 manufacturing locations worldwide, Kohler is a global leader in the manufacture of kitchen and bath products; engines and power systems; premier furniture, cabinetry and tile; and owner/operator of two of the world’s finest five-star hospitality and golf resort destinations in Kohler and St Andrews, Scotland. For more details, please visit kohler.com.